Kangchenjunga 2020 – Itinerary/Time line

April 5:

Inbound Flight:

KLM (Royal Airlines): KL 0427

Amsterdam (Schiphol), April 5th 14:35 to Dubai (Dubai Airport), April 5th 23:10

FlyDubai: FZ 0571

Dubai (Dubai Airport), April 6th 2:20 to Kathmandu (Tribhuvan), April 6th 08:30

April 6:        

Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel

April 7:      

Fly from Kathmandu to Suketar (airport) and drive to Taplejung (~1442 m) and stay overnight.

April 8:   

Drive from Taplejung to Taplethok (~1380 m) and camp overnight.

April 9:     

Trekking from Taplethok to Sekhathum  (~1650 m), easy trek, and camp overnight.

April 10: 

Trekking from Sekhathum to Thangyam (~ 2410 m), steep climb to Amjilosa (~2520 m), and camp overnight.

April 11:     

Trekking from Thangyam to Phale (Tibetan Camp, ~ 3215 m), steep climbing up and down and camp overnight.

April 12:

Morning hike to Ghunsa (3470 m). Rest afternoon.

April 13:      

Trek to Khambachen (~4050 m) stay overnight to acclimatise

April 14:      

Rest day in Kambachen. Day hike to Jannu glacier (acclimatise).

April 15:

Trekking from Kambachen to Lhonak (~4780 m)

April 16 :  

Day Hike to Pang Pema (~5140m), back to Lhonak (acclimatise)

April 17:

Trek back to Ghunsa (~3470 m)

April 18:

Rest day in Ghunsa. Contingency day

April 19:

Trek to Selele (Mirginla) (~4480 m)

April 20:

Trek to Tsheram (or Cheram) (~3868 m), climb over pass (4645m). Steep descent

April 21:

Trek to Ramzer (or Ramchauer) (~4610 m)

April 22:

Acclimitazation Climb? Stay in Ramzer, Contingency Day

April 23:

Trek to Morain camp (~4605 m), difficult glacier crossing

April 24:

Trek to Kuna Camp (~4900 m)

April 25:

Trek to KBC (~5145 m)

April 26:

Leisure at BC for acclimatization, blessing ceremony (Puja)

April 27- May 19:

Climbing period (to 8586 m)

May 20:

Return trek to Ramzer (~4610 m)

May 21:

Trek down to Tortong forest camp (~2995 m)

May 22:

Trek to Yamphudin (~2880) via steep hike over pass at 3415m.

May 23:

Trek to Khebang (~1915 m) via steep trails

May 24:

Trek to Hapu Khola (~1650 m)

May 25:

Drive to Bhadrapur (~91 m)

May 26:

Fly from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu (~1350 m)

May 27:      

Departure to The Netherlands

Outbound Flight:

FlyDubai: FZ 0572

Kathmandu (Tribhuvan), May 27th 9:30 to Dubai (Dubai Airport) May 27th 12:35

KLM (Royal Airlines): KL 0428

Dubai (Dubai Airport), May 28th 00:40 to Amsterdam (Schiphol)
May 28th 5:55